loch gruinart guest house

Loch Gruinart House is situated in the North of Islay, at the head of Loch Gruinart and within the boundaries of the RSPB Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve. It enjoys a remote location but is a convenient base from which to discover what Islay has to offer all year round, including world famous whisky distilleries and a range of outdoor activities. Loch Gruinart House is particularly well placed for those who wish to enjoy the exceptional bird and wildlife of this special island. Formerly a Post Office, the house has been run as a Bed and Breakfast establishment for over twenty five years. In addition, the present owners have converted part of the house to provide a one-bedroom, self-catering studio..

bed & breakfast
loch gruinart guest house

We offer flexible Bed & Breakfast accommodation for up to six guests; (double/twin/single) with a shared shower room and one double room has a king-size bed and en-suite shower. Most rooms have a wash hand basin and excellent views across Gruinart Flats.

loch gruinart guest house

A residents' lounge and dining area is provided where guests can enjoy a self-service continental breakfast of cereals, home-made bread, toast, fruits, yoghurts, oatcakes, preserves and fresh orange juice. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in this room and are available to guests throughout the day. The room also has a TV and a range of books, maps and games. Tourist information detailing Islay's visitor attractions is available and your hosts will also be pleased to offer advice on how to make the most of your stay.

loch gruinart guest house

Where possible, all food and beverages are from local, organic or fair trade sources. Some of the furniture and most of the soft furnishings are also from Fair Trade sources. Ample parking is available. Rooms will normally be available from 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out should be by 10am on the day of departure.

self catering studio

self catering studio

The self-catering studio is on the ground floor and accommodates two people. It comprises a kitchen/living room with a double bedroom and an en-suite shower room. The studio can be rented on a weekly basis (Sat - Sat) all year round with check in from 3pm on day of arrival and check out by 10am on day of departure. Short breaks may also be available.


Prices are £400 per week March - October and £340 per week November - February. The price includes towels, linen, heat and electricity.
Short Breaks - £70-£90 per night - are subject to availability and a minimum stay of three nights.
Bed & Breakfast Double, en-suite: £35 per person per night (two sharing) £45 per night single occupancy
Double/Twin, shared facilities: £30 per person per night (two sharing) £35.00 per night single occupancy. Single: £30 per person per night. Minimum Stay Policy - A minimum two-night stay per booking applies from April to September inclusive.

A discounted rate is available repeat visitors and for RSPB members and staff (membership can be arranged at Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve). Only one discount will be applied.
Payment We cannot currently accept payment by credit or debit cards - payment is therefore accepted by Bank Transfer, UK cheque or cash.

Find us on Google Maps
Loch Gruinart House is situated approximately three miles along the B8017 after turning off the A847 (Bridgend to Port Charlotte road - signposted to Gruinart and Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve). It is 20 miles from Port Ellen, 14 miles from Port Askaig, 10 miles from Bowmore, 7 miles from Port Charlotte and 15 miles from Portnahaven.

loch gruinart guest house garden

If you wish to book accommodation or if you require further information please contact Jack or Catherine on 01496 850212 or e-mail enquiries@lochgruinart.co.uk

Smoking is not permitted inside any part of the house or the studio. We also regret to advise that pets cannot be accommodated.

How to Get Here

By Car: From Glasgow, drive to Kennacraig - this journey should take approximately two and a half hours, or longer should you wish to take in the beautiful scenery. Take the A82 up Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet - continue on through both Inveraray and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert on Loch Fyne. The ferry port of Kennacraig is just five miles on from Tarbert. Please note that Kennacraig is simply a ferry terminal and not a town or village. It is clearly signposted on the Campbeltown road, but people have been known to miss it because they were expecting more.

By Bus: A daily bus service operates from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station by West Coast Motors making a connection with the ferry at Kennacraig. For schedule information, contact the Travel Centre at Buchanan Street Bus Station +44 (0)141 332 7133 www.citylink.co.uk

By Ferry: Caledonian MacBrayne operate the two hour crossing which runs twice daily throughout the year, once on Sundays, with additional sailings during the summer season. For details of timetables and to make bookings (strongly recommended, particularly in the summer season) telephone any of the following numbers. +44 (0)1475 650100 (Gourock) general enquiries: +44 (0)990 650000 (Gourock) bookings and reservations: +44 (0)1880 730253 (Kennacraig), +44 (0)1896 840 620 or +44 (0)1496 730172 (Port Ellen). Caledonian MacBrayne's timetable and booking are also available online - www.calmac.co.uk

By Air: Loganair operate a 35 minute scheduled service, Monday - Sunday from Glasgow Airport to Islay, in the morning and afternoon (weekdays). This is the quickest way and can provide spectacular views of the islands and Kintyre. For information on schedules and reservations, contact Loganair on 0344 800 2855 (UK only) or 0044 141 642 9407 (outwith the uk), Islay Airport +44 (0)1496 302022. Online bookings can be made at www.loganair.co.uk